WORCESTER -- Erin Conneilly of Pepperell, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in biochemistry and computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project through the WPI project center in Albania. The project was titled Re-Imagining the Xhubleta.

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to address an important societal need or issue.

"The WPI project-based curriculum's focus on global studies brings students out of the classroom and their comfort zones and into the global community to apply their knowledge and to solve problems," said Professor Kent Rissmiller, interim dean of the WPI Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division. "Students are immersed in all aspects of a different culture, from the way people live and work to the values they hold to the foods they eat -- all valuable perspectives for surviving and thriving in today's global marketplace. They also learn the meaning and magic of teamwork; make a real and meaningful difference in their host community; and gain a competitive edge for any resume, or graduate or professional school application."

Groton's O'Grady graduates from UNH

DURHAM, N.H. -- Sean O'Grady of Groton graduated from the University of New Hampshire in December with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

SUNY Oswego honors Pepperell's Morel

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Morel of Pepperell, a freshman majoring in psychology, has been named to the president's list for the fall 2018 semester at SUNY Oswego. Morel was among SUNY Oswego students who achieved a grade point average of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale.

Herdiech on dean's list at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Daniel Herdiech from Groton has been named to Wake Forest University's dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.

Townsend's Boyden on Worcester St. dean's list

WORCESTER -- The following local students have been named to the Worcester State University dean's list for the fall of 2018. Dean's list honors are awarded to matriculated undergraduate students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. Full-time students must have earned a minimum of 12 credits and part-time students must have earned a minimum of 6 credits.

Bradleigh R Saltsman of Ayer, Hunter J Brining of Groton, Elizabeth A Armstrong of Harvard, Lindsey Hoggins of Harvard, Anna R Dee of Pepperell, Julia C Harrington of Pepperell, Michael R Schroth of Pepperell, Owen T Wetherell of Pepperell, Megan Harding of Shirley, Beatrice M Boyden of Townsend, Megan E Campagnone of Townsend.

Harvard's Ashley, Byrne on UMass Lowell list

LOWELL -- The following students were named to the UMass Lowell dean's list for the fall 2018 semester:

Ayer: Jason Adams, Lucia Arrigo, Tyler Clifton, Gabriel Ferreira, Colin Ford, Sarah Gibbons, Kevin Holmes, William Hubbard, Jacquelyn Lopez, Brianna McInnes, Nadia Nalesnik, Shyam Patel, Olivia Phillips, Linda-Nicole Poe, Kirstin Richard, Jason Riendeau, Mirna Sugden, Ting Vuong.

Dunstable: Patrick Allison, Lindsay Cooney, Catherine de Groot, Ruben Diaz, Phillip Dubay, Gabriel Fernandez, Trevor Frey, James Hastings, Rebecca Herlihy, Carolyn Hill, Brielle LeClerc, Griffin Lilly, Benjamin Majkut, Benjamin McEvoy, Brendan Murray, Natalie Nguyen, Jeremy Ralls, Molly Richardson, Caroline Schwetz, Joshua Sherman, Madison Tammaro, Erin Welch, Connor Young.

Groton: Arianna Barker, Heather Beebe, Shannon Belanger, Emma Bolton, Sarah Brown, Julia Busser, Kevin Connerty, Jordan Dorff, Peter Eldredge, Rachel Gamester, Joseph Ganley, Bradley Garside, Tina Jost, Thomas Kiley, Charlotte Koch, William Labadie Moseley, Eric Lautenschlager, Lisa Luchford, Joseph Madden, Nicholas Marsh, Meghan McCann, Roman-William Meneghini, Marianna Murphy, Tristan Naboicheck, Annaliese Patten, Lauren Prestia, Grace Remillard, Kaley Richards, Marissa Richards, Jacob Riggert, Rachael Rososky, Jeremy Sickles, Declan Stone, Jamie Trimper, Kelly Trimper, Edward Van Corbach, Nathan Wong, Katherine Zimmer.

Harvard: George Ashley, Ryan Byrne, David Crueger-Cain, Brett Daniels, Rory Wirch. 

Pepperell: Christian Angelucci, Spencer Beek, Robert Bohling, Madison Boudreau, Daniel Brann, Zachary Caraviello, Rida Chishti, Sage Clemetson, Charles Corey, Michaela Coyle, Melissa Dipano, Gavin Donohoe, Gordon Freeman, Brianna Glowacki, Kaylee Goodwin, Joshua Hartling, Kaitlyn Istnick, Kyle Kashiwabara, Kevin Keeney, Rebeka LaRosae, Jason Lutcza, Valerie Lutkevich, Nathaniel Messina, Emelia Misail, Riley Moores, Sydney Morgan, Maeve Murphy, Michael Nelson, Victoria Pimm, Rachel Record, Hannah Ritchie, Margaret Ritchie, Matthew Sacco, Diana Sayegh, Bradley Sherwood, Justin Simone, Christopher Skelly, Niklaus Themelis, Kyle Watson, Matthew Wetherell, Benjamin Wharram and Delaney York.

Shirley: Adam Basma, Noah Bellomo, Lyall Chambers, Trevor Fields, Nikki Gerace, Crystal Hansen, Casey Megan, Alexander Scheufele, Sarah Soto, Nala Thoummavong and Sharie Warila.

Townsend: Hannah Bagley, Elisha Bouchard, Kelly Cormier, Ross Cote, Jarod Dussault, Emily LaBombard, Haley Quinn, John Raisbeck, Kamryn Richard, Erin Sweeney, Emily Valacer, Jeffery Wadding.

Groton's Selders praised by Emmanuel

BOSTON -- Emmanuel College has named more than 700 students to the dean's list for the fall 2018 semester, including: Victoria Annunziato of Dunstable, Kyle Griffiths of Pepperell, Brendan Selders of Groton.

To earn a spot on the dean's list, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.

Local students on Hartford dean's list

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the dean's list:

Isabelle Premkumar of Dunstable, Renee Hampton of Groton, Annelise Ellars of Pepperell, Jill Ernst of Pepperell, Mitchell Sugar of Pepperell, Kaitlin Baker of Townsend.

Kline, Peterson on dean's list at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Area students were among those named to the dean's list at Colby College for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. These students-representing 26 percent of the qualified student body-earned a grade point average of 3.77 or higher last fall.

Gabriel M. Kline, a member of the Class of 2019, attended Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and is the son of Matthew Kline of Acton and Julia Solarte of Shirley. He majors in chemistry-biochemistry and psychology.

Ian D. Peterson, a member of the Class of 2021, attended Groton-Dunstable Regional High School and is the son of Andrew and Jennifer Peterson of Groton. He majors in environmental policy and anthropology.

Platt, Wilder named to Bates College dean's list

LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates College announced its dean's list for the fall semester ending in December 2018. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.77 or higher and the list includes: Nick Wilder of Groton, a 2015 graduate of Concord Academy. Wilder, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Wilder of Groton is a senior at Bates. He majors in English and Chinese.

Alex Platt of Groton, a 2017 graduate of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School. Platt, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. B. Platt of Groton, is a first-year student at Bates.

Shirley's Mitrano honored at Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Madelyn Mitrano of Shirley excelled during the fall 2018 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the dean's list at Hofstra University.